AJ Allmendinger and 10 Under-the-Radar Drivers Who Could Make the Chase

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AJ Allmendinger and 10 Under-the-Radar Drivers Who Could Make the Chase
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A look at who the 12-driver field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup would consist of if the season ended today finds the usual suspects making the 10-race playoff for the title. 

All four Hendrick Motorsports teams (Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr.) would make the Chase, along with the two Stewart-Haas Racing cars (Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman) and two each from Richard Childress Racing (Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick) and Roush Fenway Racing (Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth).

It goes almost without saying that Kyle Busch would be in the Chase as well.

On the other hand, there are plenty of drivers who are quietly putting together solid seasons and could puncture their way into the Chase field come September.

With two wild-card spots open to drivers who win a race and rank in the top 20 in driver points, making the Chase could be a bit easier than in years past.

Without further ado, there are 10 under-the-radar drivers that could sneak into the Chase.

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